SEND Inclusion Award Update

Thank you to all parents and pupils who have taken part in completing the recent evaluations – it is wonderful to have such positive feedback!


The final verification date for the SEND Inclusion award is Monday 4th June – it would be fantastic if any parents would like to come in and discuss their experiences with the adviser who will be assessing our SEND systems.


Since September a great deal of work has been carried out within school:

-          SEN systems have been updated and are now embedded into daily practice

-          All staff ensures the graduated approach puts the children at the heart of everything we do – this ensures they make academic progress, feel safe as well as their social and emotional well-being thrives.

-          Detailed case studies of children have been written to clearly present the progress children are making.

-          Staff work closely with parents to share progress and the targets on the provision map, ensuring parents have a decision in target setting.

-          We are developing the pupil voice in reviews – we share the targets at the beginning of each term and they are asked if there is anything they would like to add.  The next step is to record pupils views on iPads – should the child not wish to attend the review.

-          All governors have been updated on SEN developments, pupil progress and expenditure of the SEN budget through the employment of staff and traded hours with external agencies through a written report (which is included in the Head-teachers report) and is presented in person.

-          In January, the school had a SEND audit review, this was carried out by an SEN consultant from the local authority, two other SENCO’s from our SMART MAT academy and our SEN governor. The feedback was excellent (Please see separate report which is available on the website).  

-          Following this review, each class has a SEN toolkit. This is a box of essential equipment to help all needs of SEN pupils (coloured overlays, pencil grips, easy-grip scissors, fidget toys, sound boxes, ear defenders amongst other small pieces of equipment).

-          During the spring term reviews, parents have been given a leaflet about the Local Offer and made more aware of information available on the school website.

-          Next academic year we will be raising the profile of social, emotional and mental health through training of staff this will then be rolled out to parents and pupils will take part in a number of events. Information will also be made available on the school website and agencies which are available to help.